Did you know that May 18 is “National No Dirty Dishes Day” in the U.S.?

Celebrate with us, and find a few tips on how to load the dishwasher from our home economist in the dish lab. Our team of experts knows a few things about dirty dishes, the dish lab at Whirlpool Corporation runs approximately 4000 loads of dirty dishes a year.

  1. Leave room between items for water to circulate completely around your dishes.
  2. Make sure tall or long items do not block the spray arm.
  3. Scrape, don’t rinse!

Now here are three more tips!

  1. Alternate spoons and forks or use the slotted basket to keep flatware from nesting together.
  2. Place heavily soiled items on the bottom rack, facing down and use the warmest water setting.
  3. Use a high quality, single dose packet detergent for best cleaning results.

For more ideas on ways your dishwasher can help clean up household messes: 5 Unique Things You Can Wash In Your Dishwasher